Connecting Families with Young Children

Temple De Hirsch Sinai proudly offers opportunities for fun, meaningful Jewish experiences for families with at least one child age seven or younger. Events and gatherings take place on both our Bellevue and Seattle campuses as well as out in the city at parks, museums, and community centers, too. All are welcome to join us, whether you’re a Temple member, JRM (Jennifer Rosen Meade) Preschool family, or still looking around. Check back often to see new events or gatherings added to our calendar.

We are excited to announce the upcoming Yad B’Yad (Hand in Hand) classes for the JRM 2018-19 School Year. If you would like to register for any of these classes, click here to complete the registration form.

Mark your calendars - fun events are right around the corner!

Tot Shabbat

Every Friday, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Bellevue Campus

We invite you to join JRM Preschool and Temple’s rabbis for Tot Shabbat in the Bellevue Sanctuary. Occurs most Fridays when the JRM Preschool is in session; please check the calendar for details. We’ll sing, tell stories, and celebrate. Everyone is welcome!

Shabbat Junior & Shabbat Junior West

Bellevue Campus – Third Fridays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Seattle Campus – Fourth Fridays, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Join us in welcoming Shabbat family-style! This service is geared toward families with children in elementary school and younger, and will include singing, storytelling, and movement. We’ll begin the evening with activities and dinner, and then celebrate Shabbat in community. Although the service will primarily be focused on the younger crowd, everyone is of course welcome!


Connecting and supports new families, with newborn infants up to 3 months, as they begin their parenting journey within the warm embrace of our Reform Jewish Community. PEPS Groups are fun and social, and each meeting includes time for sharing parenting highs and lows, time to focus on the babies’ development and a discussion topic. Topics include feeding, sleeping, child development, balancing work and baby, self-care and many more.

Thursdays starting on September 13
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: $118.00 per session 

Mondays starting on October 8
9:30 AM -11:00 AM
Cost: $118.00 per session

Kisses and Knishes

We’ll discuss solutions to your biggest frustrations. Parents’ concerns determine the topics addressed in this program. Beyond helping you tackle your most challenging parenting issues, and providing a safe, comfortable space for sharing your new parenting concerns, this class provides you with ample opportunity to meet and socialize with Jewish families with children of the same age.

Wednesdays, starting October 10
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost: $60.00 per month

Bagels and Blocks

Is your baby growing up right before your eyes? Join other parents with children 12-24 months of age (as of August 31st) for our Bagels & Blocks class. Beyond helping your growing baby gain important socialization and exploration skills through a mirrored version of our regular classroom experience, Bagels & Blocks can help you build lifelong friendships with others in our Jewish community!

Wednesdays, starting October 10
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: $115.00 per month

We anticipate offering more classes for families with young children as the school year progresses. We hope you will join us!

If you have questions or would like to get involved, contact Shannon Solomon, our Early Childhood Education Director: ssolomon@tdhs-nw.org.